January 31, 2010

Matadors Post a Pair of Wins in Season Opening Indoor Meet

Jan. 31, 2010

UW Invitational Final Results

SEATTLE, Wash. -

For the Matador men, junior Reindell Cole and senior Derek Cooper both took home event wins. Cole jumped 25-5.50 (7.63) on his first attempt of the season to easily outdistance the other jumpers in the meet. Cole comes into his junior season with an indoor career-best and Northridge record of 26-7.75 (8.12). Cooper won the shot put with a throw of 59-6.25 (18.14) which easily eclipsed his previous indoor best of 57-2.25 (17.43).

Also for the men, Bradley Ike advanced to the 60 meter final after running a time of 6.80 in the prelims. Nic Taylor also advanced after running 6.98. Ike went on to run 6.74 in the final to finish second in his heat. David Reid (7.06), Ben Santos (7.06), Adam Marvin (7.38) and Thomas Henry (7.15) also ran the 60 meter prelims. Reid also finished first in his heat of the 200 running 21.75 and Ike was second in his heat at 21.84. Taylor posted Northridge's best time in the 400 with a 48.99 while Henry ran 50.76 and Marvin ran 51.26. Gustavo Hernandez was the lone Matador in the 800 meters and finished ninth in his heat with a time of 1:57.20.

Also in the field events, Thomas Johnson placed second in the high jump with a personal indoor-best of 6-11.50 (2.12). Itua Oiyemhonlan was 11th with a height of 6-1.50 (1.87). In the pole vault, Anthony Orozco was fourth after clearing a height of 15-1.75 (4.62) while both Joshua Schroder and Matt Todd failed to height.

In the triple jump, Eric Fremd finished sixth with a jump of 46-11.50 (14.31) while Robert Robinson was third in the heptathlon with an indoor season-best 5,508 points while Lance Gonzales was sixth with 5,283 points. Robinson won both the 60 meters (7.03) and 60 hurdles (8.22) while Gonzales won the high jump.

For the Matador women, Precious Watkins won her heat of the 60 meters to advance to the final while Sierra Brooks, competing in her first meet as a Matador, also advanced to the final. Watkins ran 7.73 to advance while Brooks clocked a time of 7.80. Watkins then ran 7.79 in her final to take sixth while Brooks ran another 7.80 to finish fifth in the other final. Vanice Colbert (8.06), Crystal Spears (8.09),LaShandra Batiste (8.10) and Lauren Michaels (8.20) also competed in the 60 meters.

Brooks and Colbert also ran the 200 with Brooks finishing first in her heat at 25.88 and Colbert second in her heat at 26.21. In the 400 meters, Jackie Harrison won her heat in 57.22 while Spears ran 58.78 and Michaels ran 59.19. Jasmine Cox and Erika Gallegos ran the 800 meters with Cox finishing first in her heat in a time of 2:15.28 and Gallegos finishing fourth in a time 2:18.83. In the 60 meter hurdles, Stella Dugall finished second in her heat with a time of 8.95, while Batiste ran 9.32 and Ese Ntekume posted a time of 9.57.

In the distance races, Lilyana Morejon finished sixth in the 5,000 meters in an indoor lifetime-best 17:05.33 while Zitlalic Ley was 20th in the 3,000 meters in a time of 10:15.80.

In the field events, Tiana Webberley finished eighth in the pole vault in her first collegiate competition. Webberley cleared 11-2.50 (3.42) while Megan Hill was ninth at the same height. Hill's height was an indoor best for her. Cristi Allen vaulted 10-2.75 (3.12) to finish 12th while Jenna Hulian no heighted in her first meet.

Dugall also finished third in flight two of the long jump with a distance of 17-7.50 (5.37) and was fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 39-8.75 (12.11) while Ntekume was sixth at 36-5.50 (11.11). Ntekume also competed in her first indoor pentathlon and was 22nd with 2,819 points. In the throws, Whitney Hooks was eighth in her flight of the shot put at 43-2.50.

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